Water-Related News

DeSantis names environmentalists to powerful South Florida water board

Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his dramatic reshaping of state environmental policy Thursday, naming four new members to a powerful board that supervises South Florida water supplies and the restoration of the Everglades.

The governor filled vacancies he created last month when he asked the entire board of the South Florida Water Management District to resign. The board has been accused of protecting the sugar industry over the environment and failing to do enough about the toxic algae that fouled both coasts.

“Floridians are excited about the new leadership at the South Florida Water Management District and our mission to protect our state’s environment and water resources,” DeSantis said.